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This is a terrific film. For anyone who has concerns over the safety or otherwise of nuclear power, then I'd strongly recommend this film.
Over 30 years old now, the issues it raises are still very relevant today, especially after the disaster in Japan.
All 3 stars, Jack Lemmon, Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas give superb performances, especially Jack Lemmon, a portrayal that I think is one of his best ever.
The balance given to the arguments for and against nuclear is excellent, showing on the one hand, how the possibility of a disaster is always there but on the other, the systems that prevent these from happening are many.
But then corporate greed comes into the picture and safety no longer takes number one priority.
It's interesting to note that this film is rarely shown on TV (well here in the UK at least), that might have something to do with the current plan to increase substantially the number of reactors we have here.
A terrific thriller, and the end of the film will have you sitting on the edge of your seat!